Vikings player charged with domestic assault

Chris Cook's arrest likely means he will not play on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.

Story highlights

  • Vikings cornerback Chris Cook was arrested Friday night
  • He faces two charges of domestic assault
  • Details of the alleged incident were not immediately known
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook was arrested and charged with domestic assault Friday night, the Hennepin County, Minnesota, sheriff's office said.
According to the sheriff's office, Cook was charged with two counts of domestic assault and was being held without bail.
Details of the alleged incident leading to the arrest were not immediately available.
The Vikings released a brief statement but offered no details.
"The Minnesota Vikings are aware of the incident involving Chris Cook. We take this matter very seriously and are still gathering all the details of the incident," the statement said.
Cook was booked at the Hennepin County Jail at 4 a.m., and his arrest likely means he will not play on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, CNN affiliate WCCO reported.